Bingo. That’s the word from the White House today.

Your rights? They come from Obama. Ladies and gentlemen, the constitutional scholar in chief:

We’ve heard over and over that “health care is a right.” In the president’s weekly address, he announced that “health insurance” is now a right.

[I]n the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege – it is your right.  And we’re going to keep it that way.

Say what?

Evidently Obama is done kvetching about being “constrained” by the Constitution.

Inconceivable!

Train wreck, indeed.

Exit questions for the White House:

We’re not sure we want the answer to that last one.

(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier)

  • Blake Waymire

    Funny how the Dems constantly make up new rights and yet hate honoring the ones we are supposed to have. Free speech? Only if you don’t say anything Obama doesn’t like. Firearm ownership? Guns kill people! Religion? Only ones Obama likes. Press? As long as you don’t say anything bad about any liberals!

    • ObamaFail

      There’s only one “religion” Obama loves, and that’s the one where they teach people to kill the Infidel.

      Remember when he trashed Catholics overseas? The only religion he’s never insulted is the most violent and hateful of all “religions.”

      • Jedd McHead

        I think Odrama thinks HE’s God. There are plenty of low-info voters who still think so, in any case.

        • BlahBlah

          You’re a silly person. He doesn’t *think* he’s God. He knows it.

          • Clayton Grant

            He is:
            A: Suffering from serious delusions of grandeur.
            B: Oriented his presidency solely towards the sort of people who go to rock concerts.
            C: Has a staff that has no idea what it is doing.
            D: Has fifty one percent of us who are fooled by his stagecraft.
            E: All of the above

          • Clayton Grant

            He is:
            A: Suffering from serious delusions of grandeur.
            B: Oriented his presidency solely towards the sort of people who go to rock concerts.
            C: Has a staff that has no idea what it is doing.
            D: Has fifty one percent of us who are fooled by his stagecraft.
            E: All of the above

          • BlahBlah

            He is textbook Narcissistic Personality Disorder and he is also a full blown sociopath. Well those two usually go hand in hand. It could be worse. He coulda been a new Ted Bundy. Oh wait.

          • OLLPOH ~ America

            BlahBlah,
            And major added, and we do mean major added touches of Megalomaniac ta’ boot!

          • Out of the Ashes

            Good point, people who write books about their political aspirations before they are elected have been shown by history to be very dangerous people, to wit, Lenin, Mao, Hitler etc. Obama wrote two books. He’s doubly dangerous.

          • BlahBlah

            He is textbook Narcissistic Personality Disorder and he is also a full blown sociopath. Well those two usually go hand in hand. It could be worse. He coulda been a new Ted Bundy. Oh wait.

        • BlahBlah

          You’re a silly person. He doesn’t *think* he’s God. He knows it.

      • Jedd McHead

        I think Odrama thinks HE’s God. There are plenty of low-info voters who still think so, in any case.

      • Pete Walker

        Dude your an idiot for believing that Islam is all bad, guess you get your news and facts from a Cracker Jack box, look into for yourself and please learn something other then just being another stupid person, we have enuff of them in this country, plenty of peaceful country’s with the religion you know nothing of but what you have heard, and anyways isn’t religion made up in the first place, like your thinking!

        • Guest

          Ten Obvious Reasons Why Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace:

          #1- 18,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last ten years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).

          #2- Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or for criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

          #3- Muhammad said in many places that he has been “ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger.” In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that.

          Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives, enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

          #4- After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him and knew his religion best immediately fell into war with each other.

          Fatima, Muhammad’s favorite daughter, survived the early years among the unbelievers at Mecca safe and sound, yet died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only six months after her father died. She even miscarried Muhammad’s grandchild after having her ribs broken by the man who became the second caliph.

          Fatima’s husband Ali, who was the second convert to Islam and was raised like a son to Muhammad, fought a civil war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad’s favorite wife – and one whom he had said was a “perfect woman.” 10,000 Muslims were killed in a single battle waged less than 25 years after Muhammad’s death.

          Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad’s closest companions. The third caliph was killed by allies of the son of the first (who was murdered by the fifth caliph a few years later, then wrapped in the skin of a dead donkey and burned). The fourth caliph (Ali) was stabbed to death after a bitter dispute with the fifth. The fifth caliph went on to poison one of Muhammad’s two favorite grandsons. The other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.

          The infighting and power struggles between Muhammad’s family members, closest companions and their children only intensified with time. Within 50 short years of Muhammad’s death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war…

          And that’s just the fate of those within the house of Islam!

          #5- Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands.

          A mere 25 years after Muhammad’s death, Muslim armies had captured land and people within the borders of over 28 modern countries outside of Saudi Arabia.

          #6- Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah.

          None of these other religions are at war with each other.

          #7- Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad.

          #8- Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.

          #9- The Qur’an never once speaks of Allah’s love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah’s cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.

          #10- “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!”
          (The last words from the cockpit of Flight 93)

          • Out of the Ashes

            Muslims were the first Crusaders. Raping, pillaging and burning across the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and into Spain. Until defeated by Charles Martel.

    • Wayne Neva

      It’s about how thin his skin is.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        That and he wrote in one of his “two” autobiographies (who writes not 1 but 2 autobiographies?), that “he chose to be black because it would better serve him”.

    • tedlv

      Kings have the power to give and take away rights at whim. Forget the Constitution, it is a dated, yellowed piece of paper. The King commands it.

  • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

    If healthcare is a Right, why does it take a 2000+ law & 12,000+ pages of regulations to spell it out? Our first 10 Amendments are under 1000 WORDS and clearly & easily spell them out! Ugh.

    Besides our Rights do not depend on others to perform. They only require others to let us be.

    • Spiny Norman

      Why? Progressives (and their lawyers).

    • Kevin

      But the lack of words in those first 10 amendments made it so confusing, look at the debate we’re having on just what was meant by the right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed! By the use of so many pages of legislation for the ACA, it has been clearly spelled out just what kinds of idiots wrote it, and how much of a clusterf@#¢! it was intended to be. There will be no debate left for future generations.

      • Zane Henry

        Obamacare was INTENTIONALLY cluster effed. It will, by design, fall apart, so Obama can have what he wanted all along: Single Payer.

        • Darticus

          Bingo, Zane. That’s been the endgame all along

        • Darticus

          Bingo, Zane. That’s been the endgame all along

      • jgeorgia2000

        Th SCOTUS has already cleared up the 2nd as an Individual right. The progs just keep trying to make it harder w/o denying that right.

      • jgeorgia2000

        Th SCOTUS has already cleared up the 2nd as an Individual right. The progs just keep trying to make it harder w/o denying that right.

      • Out of the Ashes

        Actually the debate is a false flag. For almost 200 years everyone understood it. Its only in recent years (relatively) that it has become confusing. How hard is shall not be infringed?

    • ChampionCapua

      He said health “insurance” is a right. “Insurance”. Skipping the whole “healthcare”, going right to the formerly free-market mechanism to provide it.

    • nc

      I think it’s up to nearly 18,000 pages of regulations to implement it.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        20k pages, last we heard.

        • nc

          Lord help us, it’s an ever-growing cancer.

    • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

      Perfect!

    • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

      Perfect!

    • Adi

      If health insurance is a “right” then why King Obamessiah has exempted
      Himself from it? Why King Obamessiah is denying His own family this
      “right” by not enrolling them into Obamacare? Why King Obamessiah keeps
      delaying parts of Obamacare and denying this “right” to millions? Delaying Obamacare provisions means, in fact, defunding or denying access to funds.

      How can King Obamessiah be so cruel?

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Dang you Eric, you know we can’t handle your realities…-BarryObama

  • Clete Torres

    I’ve read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and a lot more of the history of the United States, and I just can’t seem to find the particular passage that declares healthcare (or health ‘insurance’) as being a right of the people.

    Maybe 0bama can help me by pointing out where I can find that, exactly.

    • nc

      You’ll find it right next to the place where it says you have a right to an abortion.

      • Zane Henry

        And right next to that ATT Wireless commercial where the narrator has a “Right to be Unlimited” in his uploading of EVERYTHING his little heart desires, on the carrier’s dime.

      • Catchance

        BAZINGA!

    • Joe W.

      Right next to that passage that says you can marry your homosexual buddy or you dog.

  • Maxwell

    You know what is more a right than health insurance? Being able to work full time without fear that my hours will be cut because my employer doesn’t want to pay for my health insurance because of your stupid law.

    The ironic thing is individuals that I know who had this happen to them were able to afford health insurance with the 40 work week. Once their hours got cut, they had less money to be pays or buy health insurance.

    • Clete Torres

      That’s the whole idea. It’s to herd people into government-run socialized medicine schemes.

  • carla5731

    When Jefferson wrote the words life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness he was describing rights that were supposed to be protected from government interference. Obamacare is the exact opposite of that principal. 2700 pages of legislation, 20,000 pages of regulation, government control of one-sixth of the economy, increased IRS oversight, and the government demanding that you reveal more about your personal life to them than you do to most of your family, does not fit the definition of a “right.”

    If Obama’s suddenly so concerned about rights, I’d prefer he that restore my Fourth Amendment rights before he moves onto anything else.

    • Spiny Norman

      Actually, Jefferson originally wrote, “Life, Liberty and Property”, which he borrowed from John Locke, and George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights. Ben Franklin changed it (with Jefferson’s agreement – it is also in the VDoR), mostly because he believed property was a “creature of society” that could be taxed to finance the government, but also because of the on-going debate over slavery (Franklin was an early abolitionist, like John Adams).

      • carla5731

        I realize that the Declaration of Independence was drafted by a committee using ideas that had been bubbling up over hundreds of years. However, I decided to shorthand the authorship because the process by which the document was written was not the main point I was trying to make.

        • Spiny Norman

          Oh, I understand your point. Perhaps I was being a little pedantic – it wouldn’t be the first time…

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Surely we know that You know that he, nor congress is going to do that.

      We are working on The Liberty Amendments-Restore The American Republic by Mark R. Levin.

      here’s 1 of 4 videos if you are interested…

      http://www.cnsnews.com/video/national/otj-mark-levin-liberty-amendments

  • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

    Question: If Insurance a right just like, say, the right to an attorney is a right… doesn’t that mean that (A) we have the right to waive that right without penalty and (B) we don’t have to pay for it?

  • PatriotRG

    he means its a right for poor mostly black people to demand money from rich mostly white people – in effect a mugging

  • anjullyn

    This guy continues to appall and disgust me by saying things like this: “A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you.” As usual, he makes it all about HIM, while pretending to care about “you.” He’s the most divisive, narcissistic, uncaring liar that pretends to be president.

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    You have the right to actively go look for work, to have the right to CHOOSE to purchase Health Insurance. Or NOT to purchase Health Insurance. Since when are we “Forced” to comply with a “Right”?

  • Love of Country

    Don’t we have a “right” to impeach pathologically lying communists who are only out to deceive and topple our great nation? He’s pure evil.

    • oestec

      Would it were not so, but you are absolutely correct. It is sickening, especially since I’m old enough to remember what the country used to be like before socialism completely took over.

  • rambler

    When everything can become a right, then nothing is a right! Our moron-n-chief is out doing his duty selling a total mess of a program. The rights endowed by our creator are being replaced with the right du jour and being sold to the clueless as progress. We have another in a series of gov constructed bubbles headed for the bursting point.

  • John Smith

    Sad times really. When a stupid admin claims religious freedom is not a right, bearing arms is not a right, free speech is not a right, yet living here illegally is a right, and health insurances is too.

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    I can’t watch, or listen to him anymore. Not even sound-bytes. He makes me want to throw-up in my mouth.

  • Garth Haycock

    I wonder how many former law students who took Con Law from him have been disbarred because they have violated the Constitutional rights of their clients or the rights of the accused based on his teaching them the Constitution?

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    What? Me Worry??

  • ChampionCapua

    If Health Insurance is a right, then so is Auto Insurance. I Pursue Happiness in a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. Y’all need to pay for that.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    No, this means that the right to go without health insurance no longer exists. Well, it exists, but you’ll be punished for exercising that right.

  • Keith

    Health insurance a right!!! Being BORN–not so much. What a jack off

  • peteee363

    name one “right” listed in the constitution that costs money? NONE! we have a right to bear arms, but not a right to be given one. we have a right to free speech, but not a free microphone. where is this right for health insurance in the constitution? and most rights listed, are given to us by our creator, and the government is prohibited from taking those away. so how exactly is this health insurance “right” given to be by my creator, and your grubby hands must keep off of it.

  • BAW

    I realize I should try to “understand” them but there is no way I will ever understand a mindset, a philosophy, an ideology that can embrace the idea there is no right to life for an unborn child but there is a right to insurance. That’s just too twisted.

    • AmericanLass

      Control.

      • BAW

        I do understand that. I’m not one of those people who needs or wants to control everything but I know some, well.

        • AmericanLass

          I meant, their mindset, philosophy, etc, its all about Control.

          • BAW

            And I agree but even understanding people that want control doesn’t help me understand the extreme contradictions in their beliefs. At least, I don’t think that everyone who needs or wants to control things will do anything, say anything, believe anything just to get that control. At least some people I know honestly want to be in charge to do “good” and actually know good from bad. They might bend a rule or two because it’s important for them to be in charge but they don’t abandon every principle, value, all logic and reasoning. As with most things, I guess it’s just a matter of degree.

  • RIChris

    The president not only decides for us what our rights are, but is intent on forcing us to exercise them. This scenario does not belong in the USA.

    • nc

      And to do it his way.

  • westside_resident

    I assume the Rodeo Clown Exception applies to the right to health insurance as it applies to the First Amendment right of free speech.

  • TJ

    Somewhere in the White House is a copy of the Soviet Constitution signed by Stalin. Sure Health insurance is a “right” but there is no “right” to have healthcare now or in any speedy way or at a cost that is reasonable based on your needs and age.

  • americanexile

    Consider the full implication of a right that necessitates others’ money. If you have the “right” to food, housing, and health care, that means you have the right to someone’s money. That means that person has worked not for their benefit, but yours. The definition of that is slavery.

  • crosspatch

    Everyone already has a right to insurance. I am not aware of government ever denying anyone getting insurance if they want and can afford it. What Obama is doing here is confusing the word “right” with the word “entitled”. He is really trying to say that people are ENTITLED to insurance by making it sound like it is a “right” that is being denied.

    He needs to brush up on his use of the English language. Entitlements are not “rights”.

    • Garth Haycock

      I agree with what you’re saying, but I wouldn’t say that everyone has a right to health insurance. They have access to health insurance if they are willing to pay for it.

    • Garth Haycock

      I agree with what you’re saying, but I wouldn’t say that everyone has a right to health insurance. They have access to health insurance if they are willing to pay for it.

  • crosspatch

    Everyone already has a right to insurance. I am not aware of government ever denying anyone getting insurance if they want and can afford it. What Obama is doing here is confusing the word “right” with the word “entitled”. He is really trying to say that people are ENTITLED to insurance by making it sound like it is a “right” that is being denied.

    He needs to brush up on his use of the English language. Entitlements are not “rights”.

  • Axelgreaser

    HE SAYS A LOT OF THINGS. You have a ‘right’ to Obama means ‘social justice.’ Salvationism. And he has depicted himself as your/our ‘savior.’ Some of his greatest hits include: ‘The war on terror is over.’ Sure, it is. Blowing the brains out of military people is ‘work place violence.’ Obama uses clever analogies that go over the heads of the suckers to promote racism: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.’ Or even more bluntly: “The Cambridge police acted stupidly. Obama dredges up old commie slogans of his pal and mentor Frank Marshall*, ie, ‘Lean Forward.’ Which he waves under the noses of American’s. Obama is a cool liar and clever word smithy, perfect for the times we live in when the dumb shall inherit the Earth it seems. *What? Don’t know about Frank Marshall? Or anything regarding your President they (who are they?) call ‘The Chosen One?’ Could it be because after 6 years as President our MIA press hasn’t fully (or even close) vetted him? Isn’t there a word for that? When the press,ie the AP, is silenced? btw, we already have a savior.

  • Axelgreaser

    HE SAYS A LOT OF THINGS. You have a ‘right’ to Obama means ‘social justice.’ Salvationism. And he has depicted himself as your/our ‘savior.’ Some of his greatest hits include: ‘The war on terror is over.’ Sure, it is. Blowing the brains out of military people is ‘work place violence.’ Obama uses clever analogies that go over the heads of the suckers to promote racism: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.’ Or even more bluntly: “The Cambridge police acted stupidly. Obama dredges up old commie slogans of his pal and mentor Frank Marshall*, ie, ‘Lean Forward.’ Which he waves under the noses of American’s. Obama is a cool liar and clever word smithy, perfect for the times we live in when the dumb shall inherit the Earth it seems. *What? Don’t know about Frank Marshall? Or anything regarding your President they (who are they?) call ‘The Chosen One?’ Could it be because after 6 years as President our MIA press hasn’t fully (or even close) vetted him? Isn’t there a word for that? When the press,ie the AP, is silenced? btw, we already have a savior.

  • $24698634

    He doesn’t say constitutional right; clever.

  • $24698634

    He doesn’t say constitutional right; clever.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Our “god-king” has gone beyond wiping his a$$ with The United States Constitution to now explaining new “and improved” inalienable rights.

    These new rights will require the complete relinquishment of all previous rights ratified 1791.

    America. She had a good run.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Our “god-king” has gone beyond wiping his a$$ with The United States Constitution to now explaining new “and improved” inalienable rights.

    These new rights will require the complete relinquishment of all previous rights ratified 1791.

    America. She had a good run.

  • teamfrazzled

    The left needs people to believe rights are whatever goods and services they happen to covet today -because the left justifies government needing ever more power in order to GIVE you those “rights” i.e. the coveted goods and services (and thereby also control your access to them). The left encourages people to covet goods and services but NEVER encourages them to work to earn it for themselves but to believe their existence alone entitles them to the goods and services produced by others. They insist what is coveted determines our real rights and it is the role of government to GIVE you the coveted goods and services. Therefore government must be the source of your rights! It is pure evil. Rights are that which protects us from government-period. If the left believed it was possible to gain more power doing it, these are the same people who would start encouraging people to over value oil changes, start insisting you have a “right” to an oil change because HEY you need a running car to get to work so you can feed your kids! And tell you those who said you don’t have a right to oil changes were just hate-filled, angry men who also opposed civil rights and want to keep you poor and starve you and your kids. We have to do it for the kids! There are ignorant cows who would agree, especially if convinced they would be getting it for “free”. Like “free” health care insurance, the real price of “free” oil changes would be more of your true rights. Those like Obama never want citizens to understand our rights protect us from government. He has already told us government CARES and is our buddy! Government is an institution and does not ever “care”-so what he really means is the people running government like HIM are all inherently trustworthy and care about each and very one of us! LOL Those in charge of the same government they have spying on us all (for our own good of course) would NEVER misuse that power-because getting elected means they are trustworthy and deserve more and morempower-over you. Because they are all just so…so..CARING and all! At the core of its evil soul, liberalism is about the nonstop lust for more power in order to more thoroughly control YOU. They disguise that fact with touchy-feely promises what they will do with that power -and the cows among us will gladly voluntarily forfeit their rights as the true price for “free” stuff -and turn around and demand you must as well. Don’t you want to prove you love kids too?

  • teamfrazzled

    The left needs people to believe rights are whatever goods and services they happen to covet today -because the left justifies government needing ever more power in order to GIVE you those “rights” i.e. the coveted goods and services (and thereby also control your access to them). The left encourages people to covet goods and services but NEVER encourages them to work to earn it for themselves but to believe their existence alone entitles them to the goods and services produced by others. They insist what is coveted determines our real rights and it is the role of government to GIVE you the coveted goods and services. Therefore government must be the source of your rights! It is pure evil. Rights are that which protects us from government-period. If the left believed it was possible to gain more power doing it, these are the same people who would start encouraging people to over value oil changes, start insisting you have a “right” to an oil change because HEY you need a running car to get to work so you can feed your kids! And tell you those who said you don’t have a right to oil changes were just hate-filled, angry men who also opposed civil rights and want to keep you poor and starve you and your kids. We have to do it for the kids! There are ignorant cows who would agree, especially if convinced they would be getting it for “free”. Like “free” health care insurance, the real price of “free” oil changes would be more of your true rights. Those like Obama never want citizens to understand our rights protect us from government. He has already told us government CARES and is our buddy! Government is an institution and does not ever “care”-so what he really means is the people running government like HIM are all inherently trustworthy and care about each and very one of us! LOL Those in charge of the same government they have spying on us all (for our own good of course) would NEVER misuse that power-because getting elected means they are trustworthy and deserve more and morempower-over you. Because they are all just so…so..CARING and all! At the core of its evil soul, liberalism is about the nonstop lust for more power in order to more thoroughly control YOU. They disguise that fact with touchy-feely promises what they will do with that power -and the cows among us will gladly voluntarily forfeit their rights as the true price for “free” stuff -and turn around and demand you must as well. Don’t you want to prove you love kids too?

  • Marvin Nelson

    If the Republicats had any balls, they would initiate impeachment against this traitor. How long are they going to allow him to shred the Constitution before charging him with treason, violation of oath of office, insurance fraud, Benghazi, DOJ, NSA, IRS, Fast and Furious, et., ad nauseum??

    • bittman

      I think Obama has gone too far and it is time he is impeached — even if he is our first Black President. However, if they don’t have the balls to impeach Obama, at a minimum they should impeach all of the Secretaries of the various agencies that are carrying out his unconstitutional waivers, changing of laws, not enforcing laws, implementing new taxes (FCC). and any of his Executive Orders which “legislate” things that only Congress can Constitutionally legislate,

      • RedSoloCup

        He should have been impeached a LONG time ago.

    • bittman

      I think Obama has gone too far and it is time he is impeached — even if he is our first Black President. However, if they don’t have the balls to impeach Obama, at a minimum they should impeach all of the Secretaries of the various agencies that are carrying out his unconstitutional waivers, changing of laws, not enforcing laws, implementing new taxes (FCC). and any of his Executive Orders which “legislate” things that only Congress can Constitutionally legislate,

  • Marvin Nelson

    If the Republicats had any balls, they would initiate impeachment against this traitor. How long are they going to allow him to shred the Constitution before charging him with treason, violation of oath of office, insurance fraud, Benghazi, DOJ, NSA, IRS, Fast and Furious, et., ad nauseum??

  • Suzyqpie

    Pres 0bama is reinforcing the idea that our rights come from government. Our autoecious President would like for people to believe that government bestowed upon the hoi polloi their rights. In so thinking if the government has the power to give you rights, it also has the power to take those rights away. Pres 0bama would cherish that kind of power. Our rights come from our Creator. Not from government.

  • Suzyqpie

    Pres 0bama is reinforcing the idea that our rights come from government. Our autoecious President would like for people to believe that government bestowed upon the hoi polloi their rights. In so thinking if the government has the power to give you rights, it also has the power to take those rights away. Pres 0bama would cherish that kind of power. Our rights come from our Creator. Not from government.

  • http://twitter.com/starwarsfan107 Hayekguy

    I think Inigo Montoya said it best.

  • http://twitter.com/starwarsfan107 Hayekguy

    I think Inigo Montoya said it best.

  • Bklynnygirl

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

  • Bklynnygirl

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

  • Leonard80

    Having the right to someone elses goods or services is the same argument made by slave owners. No one has the right to take something away from someone else.

  • eeddggy

    Obama has had his “laser vision” trying to melt America per his masters orders, that of course he is fine with. Talk about a modern day slave. I imagine he dances for Soros when told to do so.

  • eeddggy

    Obama has had his “laser vision” trying to melt America per his masters orders, that of course he is fine with. Talk about a modern day slave. I imagine he dances for Soros when told to do so.

  • mapache

    even the right to bear arms does not require anyone else to provide it to me, the right to freedom of speech does not require a station to provide me airtime or a newspaper a column.
    The right of one to have health care should not infringe on my right to private property.

  • mapache

    even the right to bear arms does not require anyone else to provide it to me, the right to freedom of speech does not require a station to provide me airtime or a newspaper a column.
    The right of one to have health care should not infringe on my right to private property.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    I wonder if waiting in long lines to see a substandard doctor (because the good ones either retired or refuse to take Obaminsurance) and then be told that you don’t fit the parameters set forth by the IPAB for proper care is a right?

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    I wonder if waiting in long lines to see a substandard doctor (because the good ones either retired or refuse to take Obaminsurance) and then be told that you don’t fit the parameters set forth by the IPAB for proper care is a right?

  • Justin Hogan

    A right? Really? Prove it! Oh wait I’m sorry, your a liberal, you don’t have to have facts or proof for anything. My bad. You just carry on with shredding the constitution.

  • Justin Hogan

    A right? Really? Prove it! Oh wait I’m sorry, your a liberal, you don’t have to have facts or proof for anything. My bad. You just carry on with shredding the constitution.

  • eeddggy

    I just hope that I see Obama behind bars in my lifetime.

    • SkyePuppy

      My dream is to see Obama and Holder perp-walked in handcuffs out of the White House. Joe Biden will be a (slightly) better president than Obama.

      • nc

        Hey, if you’re going to dream, dream big. Biden, Pelosi, Jarrett and the whole lot of them should be frog-marched, too.

  • eeddggy

    I just hope that I see Obama behind bars in my lifetime.

  • Rotem

    “Obama calls insurance a ‘right’.”

    And there you have it, the Left in short:

    Left: “[Insert here any f*cked-up-and-often-impractical-and-totally-unworkable idea the Left wishes to introduce into society in their passion to radically and disastrously re-engineer society] is a human right.”

  • Rotem

    “Obama calls insurance a ‘right’.”

    And there you have it, the Left in short:

    Left: “[Insert here any f*cked-up-and-often-impractical-and-totally-unworkable idea the Left wishes to introduce into society in their passion to radically and disastrously re-engineer society] is a human right.”

  • Dragomance

    Obama should ask Harvard for a refund,that law degree isn’t helping much.

  • SophieRo3

    ‘Rights’ You Do Not Have

    http://tinyurl.com/bvw89lv

  • Sky MKinley

    I find it spectacularly creepy that the same person who voted for letting live birth children die from lack of health care on the day of their birth ..is now pushing health care as a Right.

    • nc

      The congressional Repubs should be shouting this every day!

  • Zach Smith

    I guess it’s a right for Obama voters whose insurance will be largely paid for by the taxpayers. Not so much a right for those of us who have to pay for both our own insurance and theirs.

  • notenoughtime

    Obamacare is not about health care and certainly not about affordability. It is about dismantling the best health care system in the world in order to ultimately make it single payer. If the most recent scandals in the NSA and the IRS have taught us anything, government is not looking out for our best interests they are just looking!

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

    Obama hasn’t told the truth in so long, he’s quite forgotten how.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

    Obama hasn’t told the truth in so long, he’s quite forgotten how.

  • chetnapier

    Life ,liberty the pursuit of happiness,to kill inconvenient children,Cell phones

  • chetnapier

    Life ,liberty the pursuit of happiness,to kill inconvenient children,Cell phones

  • Jedd McHead

    Well, he IS a “Constitutional lawyer” after all (cough, cough).

  • Jedd McHead

    Well, he IS a “Constitutional lawyer” after all (cough, cough).

  • BlahBlah

    I’m sorry but my white privilege is preventing me from comprehending this.

  • BlahBlah

    I’m sorry but my white privilege is preventing me from comprehending this.

  • lcky9

    Oh that’s just the tip of the iceberg.. My sister filed bankruptcy and here in IL you are required to pay and take a on line course (anything for a buck) one question was ..” Transportation..Cable T.V….and the Internet a necessity”?.. it’s a true false question.. GUESS what the answer is.. I have YET to find ANYONE who when I ask them that question doesn’t say well at least PUBLIC transportation (so you can get to work) is a necessity .. BUT EVERYONE considers CABLE and INTERNET a WANT not a need..this company gives this test to 12 states as a condition of filing for bankruptcy..so why would Obama not think healthcare is a right?? While I agree everyone does need healthcare.. EVERYONE had it if they were unable to provide it for themselves because of cost.. so I have NO IDEA why we even needed Obama care unless it was for giving the government ALL your information including your DNA..

  • lcky9

    Oh that’s just the tip of the iceberg.. My sister filed bankruptcy and here in IL you are required to pay and take a on line course (anything for a buck) one question was ..” Transportation..Cable T.V….and the Internet a necessity”?.. it’s a true false question.. GUESS what the answer is.. I have YET to find ANYONE who when I ask them that question doesn’t say well at least PUBLIC transportation (so you can get to work) is a necessity .. BUT EVERYONE considers CABLE and INTERNET a WANT not a need..this company gives this test to 12 states as a condition of filing for bankruptcy..so why would Obama not think healthcare is a right?? While I agree everyone does need healthcare.. EVERYONE had it if they were unable to provide it for themselves because of cost.. so I have NO IDEA why we even needed Obama care unless it was for giving the government ALL your information including your DNA..

  • therealguyfaux

    I have a right to have my vote be counted honestly and to have it not be cancelled out by someone voting illegally. That IS a right– there’s even a piece of legislation called the Voting RIGHTS Act, for heaven’s sake!– but that right appears to be negotiable in Obama World.

    But Health Care is different– it’s a non-negotiable right! The right to vote is guaranteed by the Constitution in many different ways, but enforcement is arbitrary, depending on who claims to be seeking a clean election. Health insurance, to the extent that it comes under Constitutional authority at all, does NOT imply any one individual’s inalienable right to it, nor that it MUST be afforded to everyone. But it’s your right, goddammit, and you’ll take it, and you’ll like it, or you’ll pay for your intransigence! And we’ll make sure, with our crooked IRS, that you pay, and how!

  • therealguyfaux

    I have a right to have my vote be counted honestly and to have it not be cancelled out by someone voting illegally. That IS a right– there’s even a piece of legislation called the Voting RIGHTS Act, for heaven’s sake!– but that right appears to be negotiable in Obama World.

    But Health Care is different– it’s a non-negotiable right! The right to vote is guaranteed by the Constitution in many different ways, but enforcement is arbitrary, depending on who claims to be seeking a clean election. Health insurance, to the extent that it comes under Constitutional authority at all, does NOT imply any one individual’s inalienable right to it, nor that it MUST be afforded to everyone. But it’s your right, goddammit, and you’ll take it, and you’ll like it, or you’ll pay for your intransigence! And we’ll make sure, with our crooked IRS, that you pay, and how!

  • stellatruman

    The ducks are all lined up with private insurance companies to drop small businesses who don’t offer insurance to their employees. Our rights as business owners ( who pay out of pocket for coverage AND high copays ) is what should be in question…not funding the uninsured public by increasing our taxes and or premiums

  • http://carolinasistah.com/ CarolinaSistah

    Do we pay money for the individual rights to life, liberty, and property? Both God and the government say we have these rights. So if health insurance is a ‘right’…there should be NO CHARGE!!! Health insurance is one ‘means’ to an end…. the right to life, yet if we don’t have health insurance, we still have the right to life.

    I know I’m rambling! But I make more sense than this president!

  • tops116

    If healthcare is a right, then don’t I have the right to exempt myself from Obamacare? Oh right, I forgot. Exempting yourself from Obamacare is a privilege Democrats reserved for themselves.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    “We demand the treasonable system of health care be completely revolutionized.

    We demand an end to the status quo in which people die or rot away from lack of proper treatment due to the failure of their medical coverage, Health Maintenance Organization, or insurance policy.

    We further demand the extensive development of insurance for old age and that prescription drugs be made both affordable and accessible.”

    From the “25 Points,” working platform of the National Socialist Movement USA

    • therealguyfaux

      Just remember, the National Socialist movement is Socialist.
      Good Godwin almighty, the name tells you all you need to know.
      They’re just backing the wrong race, or so think the Socialists in the White House (and all their minions).

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Yes, exactly the point.

  • Voice of reason

    Scholar schmolar this malefactor hasn’t even read the constitution. Not even the cliff notes. But the great unwashed will lap up every drop of spittle from the messiah.

  • DirtyDave

    It’s your right and it’s right to be in the right to rightly pay the your rights tax alright. Or else, right?

  • gridlock2

    IF you have a right
    To the labor I provide,
    I must be your slave

  • $2004855

    In the same way any other subsidiary good is a right, health insurance is a right. That is, because we have a right to life and liberty, those rights have the corollary of freedom to act, and the acquisition of health insurance is one way we can freely act. Our purchase of health insurance, or our refraining from purchasing health insurance, is something we have a right to do–that is, we cannot legitimately be prevented from acquiring health insurance, or compelled to acquire health insurance, by the state or another person. Our action does not infringe on, does not violate, any other person’s rights.

    Obama does not see rights this way; he sees rights as things–any good that he arbitrarily decides upon, such as health insurance, food, housing, abortions, dead fetuses–that we have claims to possess or attain without our own action and provided by others’ compelled action, with the compulsion provided by government.

    To make such a statement, he (and the entire left, and, frankly, most people who don’t actually think about what rights are but simply react to words and emote their morality) turn rights on their head. Similarly, this turns the meaning of “privilege” on its head. A privilege is a private good given to a private person or group of persons by law. “Privi” is the private, “lege” is law. A privilege is something the state gives to people, not, as Obama and the entirety of the idiot left would have it, something that some people can afford but others cannot. Something legislated for the benefit of private individuals is a privilege. Health insurance is not a privilege–until the state makes it one.

    ObamaCare seeks, through eventual destruction of insurance and the legislation of government-paid medical care, to turn health care into a privilege, not a right.

    • Jer

      It’s my right to have health insurance, therefore, obviously it is the responsibility of some doctor somewhere to provide it to me, free of charge. It’s also my right to have a 2014 Corvette, so I’ll be presenting my Constitutionally-mandated demand for said car to my local dealer. I’ll post pics.

  • teapartydoc

    The Philosopher King has spoken. Kneel to him in fealty.

    • teapartydoc

      Reggie Love did.

  • franksalterego

    Translation: I have the right to throw a tax on your dumb-ass, to pay for our misguided Social Security/Medicare Ponzi Scheme.

  • cscape

    not only is HEALTH INSURANCE not a RIGHT…… HEALTH CARE is not a RIGHT – to these people, the Constitution of the United States is a joke!…. It is no wonder he choked on the words the 1st time he took the oath to defend it

    • therealguyfaux

      Somebody please tell Obama he has the right to remain silent– now there’s something that IS a REAL “right”– and that he should exercise it.

      • cscape

        the words of Lincoln: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

  • cscape

    Does this mean that it’s also our RIGHT to REFUSE (or be exempted) from what is our “right” ? (make up your mind barry)

  • Army Guy

    The guy is a wimpy @ss. He would have beat up on a daily basis on my school playground….which would have been a good thing. It would have let the bright light of common sense enter his consciousness.

  • devan95

    Americans are going to comply with this “right” like we did to Prohibition…

  • devan95

    Keep in mind the Supreme Court said the penalty could not be enforced by the IRS…

  • Cymbaline

    So why isn’t he forcing us to buy AR-15s?

  • MANofSTEEL

    The only way Obama knows how to make any “change” is by IMPOSING it…at the tip of a spear!

  • BiffWellington

    four legs good, two legs better….

  • RedSoloCup

    A s shole.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Ahhh OMarxistsBarry, would you please show All of America Your Book of Rights Du Jour? Is it behind the stacks of decks of RaceCards?….>

    Obama on White Folks Greed…
    Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:

    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
    than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
    where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
    apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
    That’s the world! On which hope sits!

    ……FYI: He also wrote in 1 of his 2 autobiographies that he chose to be black to better serve himself.

  • Mark

    There is actually a Christian solution that was written out of Obamacare. Not a solution for everyone; however, a great answer to Obamacare if you are a Christian. http://www.sickofinsurnace.com

    • Jess LeAnne

      MediShare is good, too. It’s Christian medical sharing. (And it’s a willing sharing, not a forced one.) :-)

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Dear Fellow Neighbors and Countrymen,
    We write to you today to state that We The People of America were born into Natural Law, Natural Rights a Constitutionally Free Republic. It has been approximately a century (+ – years), that we have lived under the aforementioned, due to the mere fact that governments (this one is paramount in it) have breeched and unmoored us from the Constitution, with the help of Courts re-writing laws, and re-writing the Constitution.
    We are engaged with “The Liberty Amendments” Mark Levins new book and we hope you will read Your empowering documents The Federalists Papers, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, and know that We Will Take Back Our Power!
    Look to the Constitution for The Answer.

  • Rukus

    I have one beef, off topic, but, when you hover over the up votes you get a list of the up voters, but not the down voters… why? I think it would be more “equal” if the trolls could get identified the same as the rest of us, no? Just my .02¢…

    • Guest

      me=my. sigh.

  • Susan Wallenius

    health care isn’t a right or a privilege… It is a ripe out…. It should be a right that all people are cover by insurance and not lift to die…. But it is not , people die each day because they can’t get help or food to eat….. health care should be given to all people in USA…. WE should not ever have to worry, If we need help then we need help….. Americans, all should be able to live knowing that their country’s leaders care enough to have us all under a cover health care plan…. mostly Children and the old people who have gave all their life for others….. After all None of us would be here with out them…. and some day, it will be you who are them?

    • Jess LeAnne

      So you’re going to put your faith and trust in the government? I feel sorry for you. I truly do. You’re willing to trust the government enough to put your health in their hands. Wow. I don’t think you have ANY clue about what your supporting. I’m not exactly sure who said this, but it’s true nonetheless:

      “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is big enough to take everything have.”

      Please read the below article on why universal medicine/health care is a VERY bad idea.

      http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/hard-lesson-about-socialized-medicine

  • Pete Walker

    Insurance is the biggest scam next to religion, it’s a right and for people to be turned down from per existing conditions is outrages if you really care about insuring people , but insurance is just a scam, and reform is what is need in this country, we argu about nothing in this country will other country’s are laughing at us for being so wrong, but hey we robbed and murder and stole this land but we don’t need change since nothing has changed
    we still Rob murder and steal, insurance is its name!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    You have the right to be a Marxist too Obama. That doesn’t make 311 Million Americans a Marxist. We accept your Immediate Resignation, Now as you are derelict of your duties and upholding the Oath to The United States Constitution!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    We do not accept Your ILLEGAL law. Punish yourself not us, because you don’t know what it means to be born into Natural Law, Natural Rights a Constitutionally Sovereign Free Republic. We Pledge Allegiance To The Flag Of The United States, One Nation Under God Indivisible With Liberty And Justice For All.
    We will never pledge allegiance to the Obama Flag Divisive and Under The Idolization of Obama With Fiat, Mandate, Decree and Rule by the Marxist that you are!

  • Jess LeAnne

    Okay, if it’s my ‘right’, then I should have the right to say I don’t want it, right?

  • allhaileris

    Healthcare isn’t a right either. Nobody has a right to the labor of another. Government has no place dictating what a doctor or any other worker may charge for his/her labor. Government has no place deciding what price can be charged for pharmaceuticals and the use of medical eqipment that exist because of decades of research and trillions of dollars of investment of private capital required to bring them to market. Government has no place forcing a private business to accept customers who can’t pay for service. That is simply not the American way, and never has been.
    Try to live your life right. Don’t waste your youth at the club trying to get laid. Get an education. Save and invest your money. Hope for good luck with health, but eat right, exercise, stay off booze, smokes, and recreational drugs. Know that people get sick and die. When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. You don’t have the right to suck up hundreds of thousands of dollars in healthcare you can’t pay for just to prolong your or your loved one’s life for a few months. Is this what our boys have been dying in combat for for 240 years? So you can have the right to be a parasite?

  • Jeff H

    Come on guys, it’s hard for the “Constitutional law lecturer”-in-chief to understand something as complicated as the “constitution-thingy”. I’m pretty sure every time he tries to read it, the 2nd amendment gets covered up with fecal skid marks.

  • John Beam

    How can something that requires OTHER PEOPLE spending eight years of university and intern training be a “right” for ME? Somebody PLEASE explain that to me…

  • Dee M.

    By that logic: owning a gun is a right, so now the government will force everyone to buy one? Didn’t realize our “rights” were enforceable by a police state.